Last week Motherwell manager Mark McGhee defended Mixu Paatelainen by claiming that if Dundee United had appointed him instead of the Finn, he would also have been unable to keep the club in the top tier with the players at his disposal.
Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod was the surprise inclusion as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan named his squad for the international double-header later this month.
Chris Millar has been putting the international break to good use.
Ryan Gauld and Stevie May have made an immediate impact on the Scotland management team, Mark McGhee has revealed.
St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay believes the Perth club’s summer European campaign was beginning to take its toll, and the two-week international break has come at just the right time.
Stevie May has refused to rule out staying with St Johnstone next season.
St Johnstone earned the bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this ultimately comfortable victory over Dundee.
Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone and last year’s beaten finalists Dundee United have both been handed difficult fourth round ties after the draw was made this afternoon.
Steve Lomas didn't live in fear of the sack when St Johnstone were sitting bottom of the SPL, and he doesn't expect to be head-hunted now that they are second top.
It was a case of frustration all round at Firhill as a soaked pitch forced the abandonment of Saturday’s league clash between Partick Thistle and St Johnstone at half-time.